The Munich Games were the largest yet, setting records in all categories, with 195 events and 7,134 athletes from 121 National Olympic Committees.Men’s indoor handball, slalom canoeing and kayaking all made their Olympic debuts.On 5 September, eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli team and taking nine hostages.In the ensuing battle, all nine Israeli hostages were killed, as were five of the terrorists and one policeman.Here is a list of all the winners in our different categories from the start in 1949.1949 James Dear (rackets), Reg Harris (cycling), Johnny Leach (table tennis), Freddie Mills (boxing), Tommy Price (speedway) (no outright winner).
Below, I suspect, are a homemade bootjack, paddock boots of various vintages and certified helmets now certifiably unfashionable. ” I call out to a close friend visiting for the weekend. When asked to trot, I felt Bridget, the palomino mare I loved that summer, break into a canter. As I dust my remaining ribbons, I travel back in time. I’d never before put Pumpkin Eater through her paces for an instructor, much less a judge. Next I pull from the pile my first ribbon on my second horse.“And I know the Brazilian people, renowned for their passion, will deliver a memorable Games.“I wish all our athletes every success and I am positive they will do the country proud,” said OCI President and IOC Executive Board Member Pat Hickey.“We are delighted to confirm our 77-strong squad for Rio 2016, the first ever Olympic Games in South America.“I am personally very excited about what we can achieve in Brazil; this will be the best prepared Team Ireland to ever attend an Olympic Games.